Title Spring 2020 Internships
Organization FotoFest
Closing Date Monday, December 23, 2019
Location Houston, TX
Information

FotoFest is looking for several interns for FotoFest Biennial 2020, AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES—Photography, Time, and the Other.

Please send your application through Wufoo: https://fotofest.wufoo.com/forms/z5af7j110cryez/ upload your resume and letter of intent. You can also send the documents by email to info@fotofest.org.
– Personal Essay – a one-page, typed, single-spaced essay telling us about yourself and why you want to be a FotoFest intern
– Resume – include work history, other internships, academic information (i.e. grade level, major, awards, and honors)
– Each intern receives a stipend of $500 upon completion of required commitment—120 hours of work.
– Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is required for all internship positions
– Working knowledge of other computer programs (i.e. Photoshop, InDesign, web design and video editing programs) is a big plus
– Reliable transportation is required
Because of the nature and size of the organization, interns may be expected to perform duties outside of the following descriptions. However, these descriptions should be considered as regular duties.

Meeting Place Portfolio Review
The International Meeting Place, FotoFest’s Portfolio Review program, is the oldest, largest, and most international event of its kind in the USA. Interns working with the Meeting Place will get a very good sense of the extensive organization, planning, and administration that goes into bringing together hundreds of photographers and photography experts from all over the world for this 14-day event. Familiarity with Photoshop is a must. InDesign and video editing are a plus. If you take pride in your organization skills and ability to multi-task, this position is for you. The Meeting Place is looking for 2 or 3 interns to work on January – March. Apply now!!

Exhibitions
Exhibitions internship duties include logging and care of photos, research for upcoming exhibitions, and assisting in the installation of shows. Students will interact extensively with curators and artists while learning hands on skills about the handling, preservation and presentation of photographs. Knowledge of how to operate Photoshop and InDesign are required. Intern should be able to carry at least 50 pounds. Exhibition is looking for 3 interns to work January – April. Apply now!!

The Fine Print Auction
This is FotoFest’s largest fundraising event, which takes place during the Biennial. The Fine Print Auction features prints from contemporary U.S. and international artists. Applicants should have an interest in event coordination, and possess excellent organizational and people skills. Auction prints are shown at two previews and other small events prior to the Auction evening, and the ability to assist in the careful handling of framed prints is required. Attendance at most of these events is also required. Software knowledge: Word, Excel, InDesign, Photoshop and Word Press/Simplex

Communications and Press
The maintenance of a prominent presence in both domestic and international press is important to the success and growth of FotoFest. Press Interns will assist the Press Coordinator in logging published articles and contacting newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations about coverage of FotoFest programs and events. Additionally, Interns may be asked to draft press releases. Therefore, candidates applying for this position are asked to supply 3 additional writing samples (besides the essay) with their applications. This position is a great introduction to PR in an institutional setting. Additional duties may include maintenance of the FotoFest website and database. Demonstrated ability to read and translate Spanish is highly desirable.

Literacy Through Photography (LTP)
FotoFest’s year-round school and community learning program, Literacy Through Photography (LTP), uses photography to stimulate visual literacy, comprehension, writing, and analytical thinking. LTP promotes creative self-expression among students of a range of ages and abilities. The LTP Interns will be assisting the LTP Coordinators by maintaining a cache of cameras used in artist residencies, assisting teaching artists with lesson plans and resources, assisting with event production of Biennial related educational programming, and collating metrics from the 2017-2018 school year. The LTP internship is a comprehensive look into non-profit education, and interns will complete the semester with a well-rounded skill set that will enable them to tackle a diverse set of projects.

Questions? Call Marianne Stavenhagen at 713-223-5522 ext 19, or email her at info@fotofest.org

 

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